From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-20 01:35:48
David Abrahams wrote:
>> Why does SCons use 1.5.2?
> Because it shipped on certain older RedHat systems. I think RH7.x
> shipped Python 1.5.2.
>> I don't think Boost targets older systems, since it begs a
>> recent C++ compiler.
> FWIW, I strongly agree we shouldn't be constrained to 1.5.2. Python
> 2.x is a major advance and is just as portable as earlier versions.
Indeed, build-systems are used by developers and usually development is
done on recent systems. OTOH we also target to support all possible
platforms, platforms for instance that even do not have python.
Currently such platforms can be supported by just running 'bjam -n >
compile_all.sh' for the toolset on whatever platform and run the
'compile_all.sh' script on the target platform.
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